"In a world which is moving so fast, who can think that we can afford to stay put? I want to get France moving again.
I want to break with the idea that one can work less and earn more.
My ambition is to create a new relationship with the French based on two words: trust and respect."
The French should at least give him credit for his courage to confront globalization head on and address the tough economic problems facing France, whether or not they agree with his prognosis. The danger is that if elected he could have a Villepin moment, where his reform measures are stopped in their tracks by a populace frightened of change, job insecurity, etc. In the rest of the world's eyes, that would be "déjà vu all over again."
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